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Mario Meaning


What does Mario mean?

The name Mario is of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish origin.

The meaning of Mario is "male, virile".

Mario is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ma-ri-o.

The Given Name Mario

Mario is a form of Marius. See Marius for further details.

Mario is quite a fearless name and a welcome find.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Mario Ancic, Mario Andretti, and Mario Capecchi.

Mario Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 284 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,285 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 270 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,361 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Mario sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Mario Name Popularity Page.

Mario Related Names

Mario is a form of Marius.

Famous Marios

  • Mario Ancic ~ Tennis Player
  • Mario Andretti ~ Driver
  • Mario Capecchi ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 2007
  • Mario J. Molina ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1995
  • Mario Kempes ~ Soccer Player
  • Mario Lemieux ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Mario Mandzukic ~ Soccer Player
  • Mario Matt ~ Skier
  • Mario Melchiot ~ Soccer Player
  • Mario Vargas Llosa ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 2010

Mario Numerology

What will your new littleMario be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Mario Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Mario in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Mario.

Just for fun, see the name Mario in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Mario in Nautical Flags page.